David Feingold

The artwork of David Feingold, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2001. “There was a time when I tried to keep my disabilities to myself. That is, until it was nearly impossible to cover up my forgetfulness, poor organization, distractibility, and depression. I finally came out of the closet, determined to live my life to the…

Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health

Mental Spaghetti has been cited as a reference in Roberta McDonnell’s new book, ‘Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health‘. Roberta says, “Hopefully my new book will add to the voices trying to promote positive mental health recovery and a better deal for service users. A short summary of the findings and recommendations in a…

Anxiety Arts Festival 2014

Barbican, South London Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Freud Museum, Wigmore Hall, Dulwich Picture Gallery… Visual art, music, dance, theatre and film “Anxiety Arts Festival 2014 is a London-wide festival that explores the way anxiety and art interact. From the sense of unease created by a Hitchcock film, to new commissions in music by Jocelyn Pook…

Flight of Ideas at Bethlem Gallery

A Bethlem Gallery showcasing the innovative arts in health initiatives across Europe, 2 – 25 October 2013 10 October World Mental Health Day “To celebrate world mental health day 2013 the Bethlem Gallery is staging an exhibition of postcards made by artists staying and working in hospitals across Europe. Flight of Ideas is an international…

Barrie Seddon Exhibition

I’ve written about Barrie before, here. He recently wrote to me with an update of his work, and news of a recent exhibition in Preston. Check out his work below, and you can connect with Barrie through his Saatchi online profile.

Bold and Indie, the art of Maree.

Today’s post comes from Maree, author of Bold and Indie. Maree is an ’emerging bipolar artist’, having been diagnosed in June 2011 with bipolar type 1. In her blog bio, Maree says “Bold & Indie started half way between Central Victoria and Florence. The artist behind Bold & Indie, Maree lives with her beautiful family,…

George Harding at Bethlem Gallery

Text taken from SLAM website. “Challenging popular culture’s negative perception of mental health, artist George Harding’s exhibition at the Bethlem Gallery – on the grounds of the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital – seeks to shows that ‘There is Good in Us’. 1 in 4 people in the UK will have a mental health problem at…

Postcard Series Promoting Mental Health Art Show from Nick Egglington.

“Nick Egglington is a photographer and graphic designer from Adelaide South Australia. Having suffered from Bipolar and a mild form of Cerebral Palsy his whole life, his works are highly influenced by his experience of the world and focus heavily on bringing awareness of these conditions to the community.” For more information, or to support…

Better, Drawn.

A good friend in mental health sent me a link to a website called Better, Drawn. It’s a fantastic site, full of high quality submissions. Basically Better, Drawn is a website for “comics drawn by people with experience of living with long-term mental and physical illnesses.” Below is their explanation of who and what they…

Barrie Seddon

Today’s artist is Barrie Seddon, a mental health service user at Aspire Day Centre in Preston. Barrie belongs to the Bridge Creations Group and has submitted the digital artwork below. Barrie suffers from Bipolar Disorder. My favourite of all his submitted pieces is this first one, it’s so delicate, lovely and free.